This week, Dr. Timothy Trent submitted his request for early retirement to the Globe School Board, after spending over a year on home assignment while an audit of financial, procurement and HR records was conducted by Education Review Group.
The results of the audit were posted on local radio station, gila101.9 in March, (and again here – see below). During the year long process, the School Board studiously refused to discuss the audit or any findings with the public.
The audit was completed in March and it appears that the Board was scheduled to present the findings in a public forum earlier this month when the meeting was canceled at the last minute.
When faced with the option of reviewing all charges using a mediator or taking early retirement, Trent and his attorney opted to go for early retirement which negated the public airing of charges.